The USASF Rules teams have created a series of questions, quizzes, and clarifications for you to determine how well you know your cheer and dance rules. Subscribe to the USASF Rules updates and receive notifications by email.
The USASF started a Webinar Wednesday Series this month. The first topic was USASF Portal Tips and Tricks and presented on October 4th. The second Webinar Wednesday will be October 18th with the topic being USASF Portal Tips and Tricks: Updates for Owners and Coaches using the USASF Portal.
Each topic is discussed during each of the 5 session, with the sessions being at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 9 pm Eastern. Every topic and session has separate registration links so you’ll need to check your email for the link and additional details.
The USASF is dedicated to fostering growth for All Star and has developed a concentrated plan to aid USASF Program owner members to specifically focus on growing the Mini Age market during the 2017-2018 season.
The USASF Mini Age Challenge is designed as an initiative to guide program owners to utilize resources and tools created by the USASF to drive participation in the 5-8 year-old age group. By intentionally focusing on growing this age group, we will enhance the programs ability for long-term growth and the longevity of All Star.
The goal of the Mini Age Growth Challenge is to commit to increasing participation by 7 new athletes and converting 7 athletes to full-season team members by the end of the challenge time frame of September 8th – April 15, 2018.
To participate in the challenge, enroll by September 8th by completing the registration form. At the end of the challenge, participants will complete a Results form in order to be eligible for recognition for completing the Mini Age Growth Challenge.
Sign up today. Together we will grow All Star!
Dear USASF Program Owner and Coach Members:
The USASF Rules are created by committees comprised of coaches, event producers, legality officials and rules experts, and represent the most current and authoritative set of safety guidelines for the protection of All Star athletes. By choosing to be members of the USASF, event producers and programs together commit to train and compete All Star athletes utilizing these best known safety practices.
The USASF safety guidelines are created as a benefit of membership, and will now only be available for use by USASF event producer and program members.
For easy access to the 2017-18 USASF Cheer and Dance Rules:
- Log into your USASF Member Profile
- In the top right hand corner, look for your name and a drop-down menu that links to the rules
- You will be able to view, download and/or print a PDF version of the rules
“Something good comes out of every crisis.” – Dave Pelzer, American Author
Dear USASF Members:
As a native Texan, I could not be more proud of the response of so many of our USASF Program Owners and Coaches, from around the country, seeking ways to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. What an incredible example of unity and leadership at a time when we are all preparing for the upcoming competition season.
Our All Star friends in Houston are joining efforts to help each other out and could use our support. Please go to the Allstars United for Harvey Facebook page to see what’s needed and to offer your help.
They are organizing drop off locations in at least four areas of Houston to collect clothing, supplies and other needed items and will distribute to those in need in our All Star and extended cheer and dance families. Let’s show them our love and support!
We are Texas strong. We are All Star.
Regional Director, Southwest
Dear USASF Members:
Recent clarifications made to the 2017-18 USASF Cheer and Dance rules are nearing completion and will be available to you on September 6th by logging into your USASF member profile.
If you haven’t already, log in to renew your USASF Membership. For help with how to log in or for additional support, click here.
NASCDD is right around the corner! Host your very own National All Star Cheer & Dance day at your gym or studio on Saturday, September 9th.
Legality Official Training | Cheer & Dance
Don’t miss your opportunity for the final two Cheer and Dance Legality Official Training sessions this season! The deadline to register for Knoxville, TN and Albany, NY Legality Official Training is Friday, August 25th.
For more information and to register, click here. Please Note: These two sessions may not occur without a minimum number of registrations. Register today!
CHEER: There will be a webinar to review the major changes for the draft version of Club Scoring for the 2018 Cheerleading Worlds on Wednesday, August 30th from 12:00pm-1:30pm EST.
For more information and to pre-register, click here. Space is limited, register today!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
DANCE: Score sheets used at the 2018 Dance Worlds will be available on usasf.net beginning September 5th. Be sure to check back then!
Recorded webinars, used to train the Dance Worlds judges, that detail each of the Dance Worlds score sheets, pointing out genre differences/similarities, enhanced caption explanations and unique point values will be available late September. This is a great resource for all coaches, event producers, and dance judges!
For questions or additional information:
As summer continues the news cycle is slow, but here’s what’s going on:
- USASF Member Management System Launch is underway.
- Delmava Now published Special Needs Cheerleading Team Breaks Boundaries – and Wins.
- The Maitland Mercury posted World Stage Beckons for Oxygen All Stars.
- Clarksville Online published Three Austin Peay State University Cheerleaders Win Gold for Team USA at World Cheerleading Championships.
- Palm Coast Observer posted Palm Coast Parents Open All-Star Cheerleading Gym, With Daughter as Inspiration.
- Reading Eagle published Male Cheerleaders Defend Their Place on the Sidelines.
- New York Post posted Cheerleader Dies After Hospital Dismissed Her Chest Pain Twice.
- WTVR (CBS) published Former Elite Chesterfield Cheerleader Found Dead in Hotel Room.
- Courthouse News posted NFL Ducks Cheerleaders’ Antitrust Class Action.
Dear USASF Members:
Please click below to learn about NEW and important USASF Membership Requirements for the 2017-18 season. These updates include a new required membership status for personnel that accompanies teams into warmup rooms at events, acceptance of membership terms, program definition and additions to the Professional Responsibility Code.
USASF Member Management System Launch is Near! The USASF is excited to announce the Launch Schedule for the new Member Management System:
- Monday, July 24th – Open to all Program Owners and Event Producers
- Thursday, July 27th – Open to all Coaches
- Tuesday, August 1st – Open to all Athletes or Parents of Athletes
The member management system is a complete re-build of the previous system. We were able to migrate close to 90% of the existing profiles into the new system. Those members (program, coach, athlete) that had a UNIQUE EMAIL entered in their member information should have a smooth transition to the new system.
Usernames & Passwords
For security purposes, usernames and passwords were not transferred to the new member management system. Be sure to clear any saved or cached usernames and passwords from your computer and internet browser.
In the new system, the user structure utilizes the EMAIL of the member as their login ID/username. When the site opens, from the login screen you will enter your email address and click FORGOT PASSWORD and be guided through the login process.
On each of the launch dates for Program Owners, Event Producers and Coaches, we will be sending emails DIRECTLY to each of the user emails that are in the system with additional instructions.
Support & Assistance
Any time you need assistance with the login process or using the new member management system, we are a click away! Simply select the CHAT button on any of the website screens OR email [email protected].
We need your input! Can you spare 3 minutes?
The USASF is thrilled to offer several classes on the subject of attracting new clients and client retention this summer at the USASF Regional Conventions. We want to be sure our curriculum shares current successful marketing strategies and retention rates in All Star, and your input will help us in those efforts.
All information will be considered confidential and will not be shared.
Again, thank you for taking the time to provide your input.
Deadline to respond: Wednesday, May 31st.
Each year following The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship, the Worlds Advisory Board (WAB) reviews successes, opportunities for improvement, and new ideas for the following year. Because 2017-18 team placements and tryouts are in process, this new information is time sensitive as programs plan for next season. (Dance Worlds Divisions and Categories for 2018 will be released in early June.)
After reviewing Cheer Divisions and considering new opportunities for programs to field Worlds eligible teams, the WAB proposed, and the USASF Board of Directors approved, adding two new divisions for The Cheerleading Worlds in 2018.
- Senior Extra Small All Girl (14 members and below)*
- Senior Extra Small Coed (14 members and below)*
- A program may have only one Extra Small team at Worlds; either All Girl or Coed, not both.
- If a program receives a bid in either Senior Extra Small All Girl or Senior Extra Small Coed, that program may not compete in any other Cheerleading Worlds division.
- If a program receives a bid in any division, and also has a bid in a Senior Extra Small division (14 members and below), and decides to take both teams to Worlds, the Extra Small division team will compete in the Senior Small division. The team will not be eligible for the Extra Small division.
Questions? email [email protected]
The USASF will continue to review annually and adjust as needed Worlds divisions that will best reflect the current program and team structures nationwide. We hope these new Cheerleading Worlds divisions will provide new opportunity to programs working towards fielding Level 5 Worlds teams.
Want to be a certified Legality Official? Join USASF this summer at any of the Regional Convention locations. For more information, click here.
Buy one – Get one FREE: Legality Official Candidates may take both Cheer & Dance certification courses for the price of one.
Dear USASF Member,
Our Member Database will be closed for maintenance beginning May 17, 2017 and will reopen prior to the new membership term that begins August 1, 2017. Watch for announcements in July.
If you need any member information, such as member ID numbers, please email [email protected] for assistance. Your Regional Director will be available for all other membership questions.